Movies like A Matter of Sex

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A Matter of Sex (1984)
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A Matter of Sex (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama - Jean Stapleton, Nancy Beatty, J. Winston Carroll
Style: sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: discrimination, bank, strike, politics, fighting the system, legal action, injustice, life is a bitch, feminism, labor union, rebellion, legal, society, working class, gender, price of justice, boss and employee, strong female presence, rivalry, workplace, leadership, workplace situations, power relations, banking, misogyny ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, year 1976, year 1977, year 1978
Place: minnesota, midwest

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Most similar movies to A Matter of Sex

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about society, fighting the system, rebellion, life is a bitch, injustice, hopes and politics mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like A Matter of Sex: Cesar Chavez (2014), Zuzu Angel (2006), Harlan County War (2000), The Rosa Parks Story (2002), Groenten uit Balen (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: labor union, fighting the system, rebellion, working class, idealism, hopes, leadership, life is a bitch, social relations, society, migrant worker, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, arizona, yuma arizona
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95%
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, crimes, life is a bitch, society, rebellion, legal, politics, injustice, parents and children, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: against the odds, price of justice, rebellion, fighting the system, racism, human nature, working class, human spirit, injustice, society, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, racism, rebellion, social differences, human spirit, discrimination, injustice, life is a bitch, society, legal, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Groenten uit Balen (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of the laborer family Debruycker during the turbulent strike by Vieille Montagne in 1971.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: working class, fighting the system, rebellion, labor union, family life, workplace situations, society, human spirit, workplace, life is a bitch, factory worker, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: working class, labor union, ambition, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, workplace, politics, rivalry, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
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72%
Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: prison, legal, courtroom, false accusation, life is a bitch, society, legal action, fighting the system, prison life, rebellion, dedicated lawyer, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Made in Dagenham (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, uplifting, semi serious ...
Plot: discrimination, working class, protest, injustice, gender, factory, workplace, fighting the system, idealism, revolution, rebelliousness, workplace situations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1970 ...
Place: england, europe, london, liverpool, big ben london ...
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66%
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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, silent film
Plot: feminism, civil rights, injustice, fighting the system, political unrest, life is a bitch, politics, journalism, state affairs, human spirit, americana, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1912
Place: philadelphia, tennessee, virginia, washington d.c.
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66%
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the ...
Style: rough, sincere, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: legal, strong female presence, crimes, fighting the system, life is a bitch, legal action, society, domestic disturbance, injustice, lawsuit, family problems, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Mrs. America (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 458 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, aka “the sweetheart of the silent majority.”
Style: uplifting, touching, inspirational
Plot: conservative, feminist, activist, politics, strong female character, labor union, sexism, feminism, employer employee relationship, corporate world, female protagonist, women's rights ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Winnie Mandela (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: ambition, society, state affairs, confined, politics, hopes, feminism, political unrest, isolation, pursuit, strong female presence, blind ambition ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere, rough ...
Plot: political corruption, workplace, heroes, leadership, legal, rebellion, state affairs, life is a bitch, fighting the system, politics, society, rich and poor ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Organizer (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Professor Sinigaglia (Marcello Mastroianni) is the title character in this darkly comedic Italian drama about mistreated factory workers in the city of Turin. Toiling away in appalling conditions in a textile mill, these employees have no one to ...
Style: contemplative, sincere, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: factory, working class, labor union, politics, fighting the system, prostitution, running from police, sweatshop, solidarity, strike, misery, society ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: italy, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Color of Freedom (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, prison life, interracial relations, apartheid, friendship, self discovery, leadership, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, rebelliousness, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
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52%
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After serving in the military for more than twenty years, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer (Glenn Close) had seen her share of battles. But nothing could prepare her for the fight ahead: an intensely personal ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: military, lesbian, promotion, lgbt, gays and lesbians, soldier, life is a bitch, society, gender, military life, coming out, injustice ...
Time: 90s
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50%
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Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, justice, civil rights, human spirit, racial segregation, idealism, african american, discrimination, americana, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1964 ...
Place: alabama, usa, boston, birmingham alabama
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50%
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, uncover truth, fighting the system, deportation, injustice, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, rebellion, family reunited, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, australia, south australia, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Plot: labor union, interracial relations, fighting the system, ambition, rise to the top, injustice, social decay, society, rebellion, life is a bitch, workplace, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
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50%
Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biography of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who forged a new role for herself in the years after her husband's death.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: hopes, couples, human spirit, heroic mission, idealism, couple relations, world war two, strong female presence, dealing with death, state affairs, politics, folk hero ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 30s ...
Place: paris france, london
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46%
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Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, visually appealing ...
Plot: fighting the system, feminism, rebellion, women, rebelliousness, feminist, gender, politics, adoption, prejudice, working class, idealism ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1912 ...
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, israel ...
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46%
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Salvador (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The story of Salvador Puig Antich, one of the last political prisoners to be executed under Franco's Fascist State in 1974.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: anarchist, missing person, legal investigation, against humanity, rebellion, politics, legal, political unrest, rebelliousness, revolution, dictatorship, robbery ...
Time: 70s
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain
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46%
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Silkwood (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, bleak, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: radiation, research, working class, whistleblower, contamination, workplace, corporate crimes, uncover truth, workplace situations, plutonium, company, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1974, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Act of Vengeance (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
Style: bleak, sincere, rough, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, labor union, campaign, election, union, state affairs, workplace, society, against humanity, fighting the system, politics, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.
Style: clever, disturbing, sincere, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, world war two, courtroom, military life, fighting the system, opposites attract, military, army investigation, ambition, hopes, courtroom drama, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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44%
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The trial story of Viviane Amsalem's five year fight to obtain her divorce in front of the only legal authority competent for divorce cases in Israel, the Rabbinical Court.
Style: touching, sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: divorce, judge, rebellion, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rivalry, legal action, society, life is a bitch, unsupportive spouse, legal, working the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Marie (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, talky, thought provoking
Plot: political corruption, fighting the system, politics, corruption, idealism, woman in danger, office, workplace intrigue, price of justice, uncover truth, power relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 11K
Norma Rae (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, small town, working class, fighting the system, whistleblower, factory worker, against the odds, union, single mother, factory, labor, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.4
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Alleged (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alleged is a romantic drama based on events occurring behind the scenes and outside the courtroom of the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925. Charles Anderson, a talented young reporter, feels trapped working for his deceased ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: idealism, moral dilemma, ambition, fighting the system, rivalry, couples, columnist, righting the wronged, injustice, hopes, legal, against the odds ...
Place: tennessee
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43%
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Adalen 31 (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A 1969 Swedish drama film directed by Bo Widerberg. It depicts the 1931 Ådalen shootings, in which Swedish military forces opened fire against labour demonstrators in the Swedish sawmill district of Ådalen, killing five people, including a young ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), labor union, injustice, sexual content, society, rivalry, love and romance, dishonesty, military, power relations, boss and employee, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%